Friday, October 14, 2011
First look at Hasbro's Micronauts, at NYCC?
Thanks to Micropolis Embassy member John Kent's keen observations, we've got a look at what is quite possibly Acroyear from Hasbro's upcoming Micronauts line, revealed in artwork promoting Hasbro's "Unit:E" (Unity, get it?) package of properties on display at New York Comicon this weekend. The image is on display at TFW2005 Transformers board, and is quickly spreading around the net today:
Word has it that this is a 24-page comic book available at the show. (Now I have to somehow score a copy!)
How representative this is of actual product is, of course, subject to speculation. There have been several iterations of the core Micronauts characters in the last few years, generated by subcontractors for AGE as Marty Abrams' company tried to re-launch the property. Kenetic Underground cooked up some appealing stuff for AGE during that period.
I get the distinct impression, however, that the design is based on the Takara Magnepower Arden or LED Acroyears from the end of the 1990s...